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In this article, the writer notes that one's daily nutrition is an important part of maintaining personal health and well being. Nutrition, the science of food, informs our understanding of how we can best achieve optimal health and ward off disease. The writer points out that numerous studies have confirmed that proper nutrition is paramount to achieving excellent health and therefore should be a basic part of all preventative medicine. Unfortunately, eating often has very little to do with dietary needs. The writer maintains that being self aware about one's nutritional needs and dietary habits is an important first step in improving one's overall health and long-term well being. The paper also discusses the writer's personal dietary intake.
From the Paper:"My own feelings about my recorded dietary intake were overall positive. For breakfast I had oatmeal with raisins and coffee with creamer and Sweet 'n Low. Raisins comprised a midmorning snack, followed by a lunch of a grilled chicken salad. Dinner was carrots with a small serving of fish. In addition, I drank roughly 96 ounces of water during the course of the day. The day in question was a fairly ordinary day in my diet as of late, which I found to be especially positive since I exceeded or just barely missed the minimum requirements for all of the categories in the Food Pyramid except for one. Dairy was the only recommended minimum that I completely failed to achieve. Since this dietary intake represents a fairly typical day for me, the implication is that I need to increase my intake of healthy dairy in order to better meet my basic nutritional requirements."
Sample of Sources Used:
- U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. (2005). Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2005. U.S. Department of Agriculture. Retrieved March 22, 2007, from http://www.healthierus.gov/dietaryguidelines
- Wardlaw, G.M. and Smith, A.M. (2006). Contemporary Nutrition: Issues and Insights. 6th ed. The McGraw-Hill Companies.
- World Health Organization. (2002). Joint WHO/FAO Expert Consultation on Diet, Nutrition and the Prevention of Chronic Diseases. WHO technical report series. WHO: Geneva, Switzerland.
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Daily Nutrition (2008, March 31) Retrieved April 23, 2014, from http://www.academon.com/narrative-essay/daily-nutrition-102761/
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